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Learn About Lee County Government Through LeeGROWS
 
Go behind the scenes of Lee County Government with our free Government Resource and Orientation Workshop Series. You’ll visit with Animal Services, 911 Dispatch, Clerk of Courts, the County Jail and much more during five, one-day sessions. To learn more, visit LeeGROWS and sign up online, or call us at (239) 533-2111.
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Join “Lee County Town Hall” Online Public Forum
 
Participate in local government – at any time, from any place – with the “Lee County Town Hall” virtual public forum.
Lee County’s new interactive website, at www.leecountytownhall.com, invites residents to share opinions and ideas on proposed projects to help improve our community. The growing list of campaigns will also feature polls and challenges just for fun. Registration is free, so get involved today!
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Are You Ready? It's Hurricane Season
 
If you haven’t created your family emergency plan and stocked up on supplies, don’t wait! Get started today with Lee County’s online Hurricane Preparation Guide.

To stay in the know when a hurricane is approaching, sign up to be a Facebook fan, Twitter follower or YouTube subscriber of Lee County Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Center and Emergency Dispatch.
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$100,000 Available in Historic Preservation Grants
Owners of older buildings in unincorporated Lee County have a chance to obtain funds to fix up their old, historic structures under the Lee County Historic Preservation Grant Assistance Program. This year, $100,000 is available in rehabilitation grant funds. The average grant is $5,000; awards range from $800 to $25,000. To qualify, a building must be about 50 years old and designated or qualify for designation under the Lee County Land Development Code Chapter 22, Historic Preservation. All applications are due by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Learn how to apply.
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Come to the Chocolate & Spirits Festival on Friday

The annual Chocolate & Spirits Festival will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 in the courtyard at the Bell Tower Shops. Sample a variety of chocolate delicacies and bid on great gifts in the silent auction while The Toucan Do band provides live entertainment. Admission is free; $3 donation requested. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each at the event and used to purchase chocolate samples and beverages. The number of tickets needed to purchase a chocolate item varies. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by Crü and Bell Tower Shops merchants, will benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival on March 21, 2015. Read more.


Library & Gulf Coast Symphony Launching Free Concert Series

The Lee County Library System and the Gulf Coast Symphony are launching a free series, Previews on the Plaza, at the Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 First St., downtown Fort Myers. The series kicks off with a performance of classical and contemporary music by cellist Ian Maksin at noon Thursday, Nov. 20 at the library's outdoor plaza. Maksin is in town to perform a new Cello Concerto with the Gulf Coast Symphony Nov. 22, launching the Symphony's 20th Anniversary season. Read more.

 

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Can’t Make It to a Board Meeting? Submit an Ecomment

eComments

Members of the public who are unable to attend the Lee County Commission's Regular Board Meetings can still share their opinions on agenda items with the Board through “Ecomments.” Once the agenda is posted online for the next Regular Board Meeting, submit your comment electronically by clicking on the agenda item. Then click the “Make a Comment” button that appears in the right column. The deadline to submit comments is 8 a.m. the Monday prior to the meeting.